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Easy Cheese-Stuffed Jalapenos

 Easy Cheese-Stuffed Jalapenos
A few years ago, I saw a man in the grocery store buying a big bag full of jalapeno peppers. I asked him what he intended to do with them, and he shared this recipe with me right there in the store! —Janice Montiverdi, Sugar Land, Texas
16 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 5 min.

Ingredients

  • 24 medium fresh jalapeno peppers
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Directions

  • Cut jalapenos in half lengthwise; remove seeds and membranes. In a
  • large saucepan, boil peppers in water for 5-10 minutes (the longer
  • you boil the peppers, the milder they become). Drain and rinse in
  • cold water; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, cheddar cheese and
  • Worcestershire sauce until smooth. Spoon 2 teaspoonfuls into each
  • jalapeno half; sprinkle with bacon.
  • Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 5-10 minutes or
  • until cheese is melted. Serve warm. Yield: 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3 each) equals 141 calories, 12 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.
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